Python is a simple but powerful general-purpose computer programming language. Because Python is easy to write and easy to read, web applications can be created more quickly and efficiently.
Power and Simplicity
The design philosophy of Python puts a major emphasis on code readability; its syntax lets programmers express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages like C++ or Java.
Python is a high-level multi-paradigm programming language with a simple and easy to read syntax. By using Python, you can work quickly and integrate systems more effectively to create highly readable, efficient programs and web applications. Python combines exceptional power with clear, user-friendly syntax; the language incorporates such features as classes, modules, exceptions, dynamic typing, and high level dynamic data types.
The Versatile Functionality of Python
Python’s standard library is robust, covering areas such as string processing (regular expressions, Unicode, calculating differences between files), internet protocols (HTTP, FTP, SMTP, XML-RPC, POP, IMAP, CGI programming), software engineering (unit testing, logging, profiling, parsing Python code), and operating system interfaces (system calls, filesystems, TCP/IP sockets).
Python is also very portable, running on Mac, many Unix variants, and on Windows 2000 and later. It interfaces with many system calls and libraries, as well as with several window systems, and is extensible in C or C++. Additionally, Python is usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface.
Python’s Strength over Other LanguagesThe heart of Python’s design philosophy can be summarized by the document PEP 20 (The Zen of Python), which begins with these seven maxims:
- Beautiful is better than ugly.
- Explicit is better than implicit.
- Simple is better than complex.
- Complex is better than complicated.
- Flat is better than nested.
- Sparse is better than dense.